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3-year-old falls out New Tampa third-story window


Published:   |   Updated: August 13, 2014 at 05:20 PM

— A 3-year-old girl fell about 30 feet from a New Tampa apartment window Wednesday afternoon.

Mumina Nass appeared to be fine at the scene, but was transferred by emergency helicopter to Tampa General Hospital, said Jason Penny, a Tampa Fire Rescue spokesman.

The girl was jumping on her bed next to the window at her third-story apartment at the Andover Place Apartments, 10202 Alta Vista Ave., New Tampa.

She went through the window and fell about 30 feet, Penny said. The window was open at the time of the accident, said Debbie Carter, a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.

Tampa Fire Rescue firefighters and paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after the 3:37 p.m. emergency call to 911, Penny said.

At the scene, Nass appeared fine with no apparent signs of injuries, but the agency is required to transport her on an emergency helicopter, Penny said. Carter said Nass was taken by emergency helicopter because of the height of the fall.

“Once they checked her out, she stared crying,” Penny said.

A deputy at the scene said the girl appeared alert and crying, Carter said. The incident appears to be an accident, she said.

The girl’s mother was in the apartment at the time of the incident, Penny said. He didn’t know if the girl was alone in the room or if any other children were in the apartment at the time of the incident.

Penny didn’t know the girl’s condition at the hospital.

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